Table 3-5
Major field distribution of U.S. citizen Ph.D.s, by race/ethnicity: 1995–99
 
Field American Indian/
Alaskan Native
Asian/Pacific
Islander
Black Hispanic White
All fields 910 6,039 7,048 5,218 117,392
 
  Percent distribution
All fields 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Science and engineering 50.2 76.6 38.5 55.0 56.9
Agricultural sciences 2.6 1.1 0.9 1.3 1.8
Biological sciences 8.1 21.1 6.8 12.1 13.1
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 1.4 0.9 0.4 1.3 1.9
Mathematics and computer sciences 1.9 5.7 1.3 2.5 3.6
Physical sciences 4.7 10.8 3.3 5.2 7.7
Psychology 12.9 7.7 10.7 16.3 11.2
Social sciences 11.3 7.3 10.0 8.6 9.0
Engineering 7.3 22.0 5.1 7.6 8.7
 
Non-science and engineering 49.8 23.4 61.5 45.0 43.1
Education 28.8 8.0 41.7 23.2 19.4
Health sciences 3.2 2.9 3.7 3.2 3.5
Humanities 10.7 8.2 8.7 14.2 14.5
Professional fields/other 1.8 4.3 7.3 4.4 5.7
 
NOTE: Detail may not add to total because of rounding.
 
SOURCE: NSF/NIH/USED/NEH/USDA/NASA, Survey of Earned Doctorates and Doctorate Records File.
 
U.S. Doctorates in the 20th Century